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  1. Yes, but my obvious riposte is imagine this volume of traffic held up by traffic lights!
  2. Saw them - and her - at Hymns To The Dead in Hobart in June. And I agree with all this.
  3. True. Canberra is roundabout heaven, Fuck traffic lights. Suffer in yer jocks. MAGAZINE - The Correct Use Of Soap MAGAZINE - Real Life Howard Devoto's vocals are an acquired taste I guess, but his sneering sardonic tone has always suited me. Apart from weird jazz, Magazine was one of my go to listens in the 1980's, and I enjoy coming back to them now and again.
  4. IMPERIUM DEKADENZ - When We Are Forgotten. Great album, and 'Transcendence' is one of my favourite songs. Didn't annoy the neighbours because it was through headphones on a run on a glorious spring morning. The arctic weather system has passed and the rain has stopped at least for the time being. Heading to 24C today and it is a great day to be alive!
  5. HEGEMONE - Voyance MO'YNOQ - A Place For Ash DYSGNOSTIC - Scar Echoes
  6. Don't start is my advice. I went back to this despite my resolution not to and I have watched all three now. Gotta say I love 'em
  7. REMINA - Strata. Put me in mind of The Gathering. Lovely female vocals. ULTHAR - Nightgaunts MMXVI - Nothing lovely about this. Good stuff.
  8. I can't turn that first one off. But I still have the strength of will not to listen to any others, I think...
  9. I guess I like Drudkh more than you, but try They Often See Dreams About The Spring. It has the (pre-invasion) exuberance that I was on about and is an album worth going back to again and again.
  10. I listened to GAEREA - Mirage again. There is some good music there but it is too long and the filler blots out most of my recollection of the good stuff. NP - HOLY FAWN - Dimensional Bleed
  11. Oh, the fucking spreadsheet. I had forgotten how dumb it was and how obsessed they were as if they could scientifically and objectively determine what was good and right. Thanks again GG for fucking it over.
  12. I don't think you will insult anyone here with that opinion. As for having to sit through it. Suffer in yer jocks, mate.
  13. I had an Expresso Martini while I was on holiday. It has added another thing to my coffee repertoire. Otherwise I do not like sweetened or syrup enhanced coffee. No Australian believes an Americano is actually coffee.
  14. AI - I like it and may buy it BC etc - never heard of them Drudkh = do yourself a favour and listen
  15. CANTIQUE LÉPREUX - Cendres Célestes FLOCKS - You Were Probably Younger Then
  16. Italy, yep, and I 100% agree about Japan. I have been there I think 5 times for various reasons and will go again. It is in our timezone too, so although it's a long trip we don't get jet lag. And of course I've been to Scotland and the Czech Republic and they are both really worth a visit. I have been fortunate to do a lot of travel (not as much as the daughter though). I used to co-ordinate trips with conferences but I got over that some years before I retired. Going to conferences is largely a waste of time and resources and spoils a good holiday. Travel is not compulsory and is indulgent and environmentally damaging - I hope less so as technology develops. But my life has been enriched by my travel and I don't regret it.
  17. Making up for lost time... BLUT AUS NORD - Lovecraftian Echoes. Yep, as expected. CABINET - Pt III:Get In...(Enter the Cabinet). We all know - and many here love. - BAN, but who knows Cabinet. This is another excellent album from them - dark, dense, murky and nasty. Get it into you.
  18. Thanks, mate. It was as good as you imagine - and plenty of good food, so a food time too!
  19. DISILLUSION - Ayam. I enjoyed this more than their last one. MAL - Malbum. Agreeable weirdness with saxophone. DRUDKH - All Belong To The Night. Yeah, baby! Not as exuberant as usual though - understandable, I guess
  20. This is very much Thatguy approved.
  21. That's the only way to look at it in the end. Just Italy. And you bet it cost a motza but you can't take it with you. I can read - and in theory speak - a bit of Spanish and I didn't want to mix my limited Spanish up by attempting Italian.
  22. Italy from north to south with Mrs Thatguy then finishing in Rome with 10 days in the middle driving in Sicily with the daughter and the son and the son's wife. We had a great time of course but totally over fucking churches despite their physical beauty. The Catholic Church is a profoundly strange institution but I should think most of us here knew that. I listened to music really only on the flights to and from - with waiting around times it was a 36 hour or so process to get to Italy and the same to get back - and on the excellent trains because I wanted to interact with Mrs Thatguy. The daughter made me listen to pop music when I was driving with her, oh dear. I have come back to a luxuriant and totally overgrown garden but it's rainy again so I can't do anything about it yet. Flying in everything was so green around Canberra. Not what we expect at all.
  23. Much as I love music, this is a narrative of my life.
  24. Thatguy is back That is all...for now.
  25. Thanks for the background, and, yep, I'm amused.
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